Suffolk County, NY
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Suffolk County Legislature as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Lease of real property — See Ch. 194.
Utility easements — See Ch. 245.
Environmental quality review — See Ch. 450.
[Adopted 12-18-2001 by Res. No. 1208-2001 (Ch. 865, Art. I, of the 1985 Code)]

§ 1184-1 Environmental review required.

Any request seeking to use County property for the purposes described herein shall be subject to an environmental review which shall be undertaken and completed in accordance with SEQRA.

§ 1184-2 Statement of policy.

It is the policy of the County of Suffolk to make available suitable County properties, other than those properties used as parkland, placed in the nature preserve or acquired for open space purposes, for the purpose of locating or collocating wireless communications facilities on such properties at no less than fair-market value.

§ 1184-3 Administrator of program.

[Amended 4-27-2010 by Res. No. 348-2010]
The Department of Information Technology ("Department") shall administer this program.

§ 1184-4 Technical assistance.

[Amended 4-27-2010 by Res. No. 348-2010]
The Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD) and the Department of Public Works (DPW) shall provide technical assistance to the Department in the administration of this program.

§ 1184-5 Inventory of buildings and property.

[Amended 4-27-2010 by Res. No. 348-2010]
The DPW and the Department of Planning, Division of Real Property Acquisition and Management, on an annual basis, shall annually provide to the Department, on or before January 1 of each year, an update of the inventory of all County buildings and property under their respective jurisdictions, other than those properties used as parkland, placed in the nature preserve or acquired for open space purposes.

§ 1184-6 Assessment of property suitable for placement of facilities.

[Amended 4-27-2010 by Res. No. 348-2010]
All entities requesting space on County properties shall perform, at their expense, any and all engineering studies and surveys deemed necessary by the Department, including, but not limited to, intermodulation, environmental and structural integrity, to assess the technical feasibility of placing their facilities on said properties.

§ 1184-7 Rules and regulations.

[Amended 4-27-2010 by Res. No. 348-2010]
The Commissioner of the Department, in conjunction with the SCPD and DPW, may promulgate rules and regulations to implement the provisions of this article to ensure the maximum generation of revenues and access to suitable County properties on an equitable basis while safeguarding the current and future public safety needs of the County and its residents.

§ 1184-8 Wireless Communications Review Committee.

A. 
A Wireless Communications Review Committee ("Committee") is hereby created consisting of the following members:
(1) 
The County Executive or his designee;
(2) 
The Budget Director or his designee;
(3) 
The County Legislator, to be appointed by the Presiding Officer, or said Legislator's designee;
[Amended 3-19-2002 by Res. No. 151-2002]
(4) 
The Director of Budget Review or his designee;
(5) 
The Director of Telecommunications;
[Amended 4-27-2010 by Res. No. 348-2010]
(6) 
The Commissioner of Public Works or his designee;
(7) 
The Commissioner of Police or his designee;
(8) 
The Director of Planning or his designee; and
(9) 
The Commissioner of the Department or designee, to serve as Chairperson.
[Added 4-27-2010 by Res. No. 348-2010]
B. 
The Committee is hereby authorized and directed to review all requests by carriers to utilize County property and make recommendations thereon to the County Executive.
C. 
The Committee shall establish its rules of procedure and shall meet regularly on a schedule adopted by its members.
D. 
The Department shall provide staff support to the Committee.
[Amended 4-27-2010 by Res. No. 348-2010]
E. 
The County Attorney shall act in an advisory capacity to the Committee.
F. 
Detailed minutes shall be taken of all proceedings of the Committee.

§ 1184-9 Authority to enter into municipal cooperation and license agreements.

[Amended 4-27-2010 by Res. No. 348-2010]
A. 
The County Executive or his designee is hereby authorized to enter into municipal cooperation agreements for the placement of public safety and emergency services communications on County property on a priority basis, for no or nominal consideration, and under such terms and conditions as shall be acceptable to the County Attorney, the Department, DPW and the SCPD.
B. 
The County Executive or his designee is hereby authorized to enter into agreements with wireless communications providers which include such terms and conditions as are contained in this article and such other terms and conditions as may be acceptable to the County Attorney, the Department, DPW and the SCPD.